Inequality

02.06.2017

UK elections: Jeremy Corbyn feeling “the Bern”

UK elections: Jeremy Corbyn feeling “the Bern”

‘There’s a real similarity’: Corbyn gets rousing support from Bernie Sanders. US senator praises Labour leader’s effort to transform politics and take on establishment, seeing parallels with his own campaign’ The Guardian. In spite of not officially endorsing Corbyn or anybody else as that would be inappropriate, Bernie Sanders… »

07.04.2017

Freeing up the rich to exploit the poor. That’s what Trump and Brexit are about

Freeing up the rich to exploit the poor. That’s what Trump and Brexit are about

A bonfire of public protections is being lit in Britain and in the United States – and the beneficiaries of it will be the very rich By George Monbiot for The Guardian Propaganda works by sanctifying a single value, such as faith, or patriotism. Anyone who… »

03.03.2017

Seven scaring facts about the widening gender gap

Seven scaring facts about the widening gender gap

Women across the globe are facing new threats, which risk dismantling decades of hard-won rights and derailing the effort to end extreme poverty, an international confederation of civil society organisations has revealed ahead of International Women’s Day on women March 8. The renewal of the global gag rule restricting US… »

06.01.2017

Poor Darwin – Robots, Not Nature, Now Make the Selection

Poor Darwin – Robots, Not Nature, Now Make the Selection

By Baher Kamal When British naturalist Charles Darwin published in 1859 his theory of evolution in his work On the Origin of Species, he most likely did not expect that robots, not nature, would someday be in charge of the… »

02.11.2016

Inequality as Policy

Inequality as Policy

Globalisation and technology are usually presented as natural and inevitable. In fact their course, insofar as they have led to greater inequality, this has been the result of conscious policy choices. It is much easier to have an economic system that produces more equality rather than one that needlessly generates inequality, which… »

09.09.2016

Discrimination can seriously damage your health (both ways)

Discrimination can seriously damage your health (both ways)

It is not surprising that communities that suffer discrimination are at a disadvantage in many aspects or their lives, including health. New research published in Science Daily and conducted at the  University of California – Berkeley by J. B. Leitner, E. Hehman, O. Ayduk, R. Mendoza-Denton. »

03.08.2016

A turning point in labour history

A turning point in labour history

The latest wave of automation heralds new transformations for society, but how can we ensure that nobody is left stranded? Miklos Kis 3 August 2016 for openDemocracy “The so-called sharing economy and the new wave of automation are… »

08.06.2016

Despite ‘moral angst’ about inequality, world’s richest just keep getting richer

Despite ‘moral angst’ about inequality, world’s richest just keep getting richer

‘Unless companies rein in executive salaries, pay their fair share of taxes, and invest in decent jobs the yawning gap between the haves and have-nots will continue to grow’ By Nika Knight, staff writer for Common Dreams At a moment when the wealthiest one percent own more money than the… »

04.06.2016

IMF Admits Neoliberalism a Failure

IMF Admits Neoliberalism a Failure

Instead of delivering growth, neoliberal policies of austerity and lowered regulation for capital movement have in fact increased inequality. This inequality might itself undercut growth… Policymakers should be more open to redistribution…   Last week a research wing of the International Monetary Fund came out with a report admitting that… »

02.04.2015

Wealth creators’ are robbing our most productive people

By George Monbiot for The Guardian. There is an inverse relationship between utility and reward. The most lucrative, prestigious jobs tend to cause the greatest harm. The most useful workers tend to be paid least and treated worst. I was reminded of this while listening last week to… »

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